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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Aine Keogh
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Calgary
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

The U of C recycles electronic waste through a contractor that responsibly deals with the electronic waste. The contractor, E-cycle Solutions, has a comprehensive Operational Health and Safety program. E-cycle has a 98% recovery rate, and does not send waste to non-OECD countries. More information on how e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers' basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met can be found here:
http://www.ecyclesolutions.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=1


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

The U of C recycles electronic waste by responding to Equipment/Furniture Disposal Service Request Forms to the Supply Chain Management department. If the materials are still on good condition, they are sold at the U of C's weekly ""Surplus Sale"". Electronic waste in poor condition is certifiably and safely recycled through a contractor.

The Students' Union also recycles electronic waste through a different contractor.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Cell phones and rechargeable batteries can be recycled at various locations across campus where drop boxes are available. Materials are sent to a non-profit organization that makes rechargeable batteries into new batteries and stainless steel products, and refurbishes and resells or recycles cell phones.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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